The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
Francis Picabia. *Volucelle* [II]. 1923. Enamel paint on canvas, 6′ 6 1/4 × 8′ 2 1/2″ (198.8 × 250.2 cm). Private collection. © 2016 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP (Paris). Photo: Suzanne Nagy, courtesy Archives Comité Picabia

Marcel Duchamp once described Francis Picabia’s career as a “kaleidoscopic series of art experiences.” Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Francis Picabia: Our Heads Are Round so Our Thoughts Can Change Direction, this panel explores key aspects of Picabia’s wide-ranging body of work and its significance for artists working today. Participating artists include Peter Fischli, Rashid Johnson, Laura Owens, and Lisa Yuskavage. Moderated by Anne Umland, exhibition curator and The Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Curator of Painting and Sculpture, MoMA.

Tickets ($15; $10 members and Corporate Members; $5 students, seniors, and staff of other museums) will be available for purchase online or at the information desk in the Museum’s lobby, at the Film desk after 4:00 p.m. daily, or from 5:00 p.m. on the day of the program.

Please enter through the Film entrance, east of the main entrance on 53rd Street.

Watch curator Anne Umland tour the exhibition with artists Peter Fischli and Rashid Johnson (on Facebook Live) and with artist Lisa Yuskavage (on YouTube Live).

Contemporary Perspectives on Francis Picabia is supported by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York.


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Adult and Academic Programs are made possible by endowments established by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, Walter and Jeanne Thayer, and by the gifts of Alan Kanzer. Additional support is provided by the Annual Education Fund.